Definition of exaggerate:
color, overdo, lay it on thick, blow up out of all proportion, fabricate, make a mountain out of a molehill, overcolor, inflate, hyperbolize, play up, overreach, build up, expand, misquote, misreport, lay it on thick, blow up, lay it on with a trowel, lie, give color to, carry too far, falsify, overdraw, elaborate, burlesque, magnify, make too much of, overemphasize, pretty up, stretch the truth, make a big deal of, stretch the truth, lay it on, blow up out of proportion, romanticize, romance, hyperbolise, overcharge, sling the bull, paint in glowing colors, enlarge, hyerbolise, draw the longbow, go to extremes, amplify, overcharge, enlarge on, overstate.
- exaggerate (part of speech: verb)
- misrepresent (part of speech: verb)
- overestimate (part of speech: verb)
- intensify (part of speech: verb)
- "Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863", Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle.
And this idea of theirs can scarcely be called a wrong one, nor did they exaggerate the value of religious orders, since their estimate of them was no higher than that of Christ himself and his Church.- "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
- "The Golden House", Mrs. Woods Baker.